Actor Manoj Bajpayee was conferred his third National Film award, during the 67th National Film Awards held at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan recently. The Bhonsle actor was conferred with the prestigious Best Actor award for his performance in the film. The event was also attended by superstar Rajinikanth, who was bestowed with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award and South star Dhanush, who received the Best Actor award for the film Asuran. Manoj Bajpayee took to his Instagram to share pictures of him, from his meet with the ‘greats’ during the National Film awards. He shared some memorable moments with Rajinikanth and Dhanush from the ceremony.
The Bhonsle actor shared a picture of him clicked while he was speaking with superstar Rajinikanth. He shared another photo from the event, which shows him posing for the camera with Asuran actor Dhanush. The next photo shows him receiving the award.
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Sharing the inside pictures from the awards ceremony, in the caption, Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “Some moments with the greats during the national film awards ceremony !! #Rajnikant sir @dhanushkraja #Devashishmakhija (sic).”
Bajpayee, who took home the gong for Best Actor, for his performance in Bhonsle said that he “felt alone” while receiving the honour. The actor spoke about how people would celebrate occasions like this with loved ones, however, he couldn’t do so. Bajpayee, who lost his father recently, expressed how proud his dad would be. Speaking with MidDay, the actor mentioned that his wife Shabana and daughter were supposed to be present at the ceremony, but they couldn’t attend it with him as he was rushing from Kerala.
Talking about Manoj Bajpayee’s accolades, the actor has won the Best Actor in Supporting Role for his performance in the 2000 film Satya. He was conferred with a Special Jury Award for his performance in the film Pinjar that was released in 2005.